Course DescriptionModern Art is filled with idealism, confidence, invention, and the belief that there is plenty of territory to explore. This series will investigate the new and the shocking, the good and the bad, and the politics and passions that have enriched our appreciation and understanding of art. The ideas of individual artists will be assessed in their chronological framework which began in the 1890s and exploded in the twentieth century. Powerpoint, archival film clips, and literary references will be used.
- Drama: Dramatic changes in the world of art - Monet, Matisse, Kirschner.
- Optimism: The optimism and imagery born of the Machine Age - Leger, Braque, Dechamp.
- Pleasure: The delight in painting the "New" - Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat.
- Fantasy: Invention and truth in architecture and sculpture - F.L. Wright, Mies van der Rohe, F. Gehry.
- Freedom: The liberation to create - Dali, Gorky, Ernst, Magritte, etc.
- Expressionism: Art for troubled and terrifying times - Max Ernst, Max Beckmann, Giacometti.
- Reality: Viewing nature in new and novel ways - G. O'Keeffe, P. Pearlstein.
- Postmodernism: Today's art, is it a feast or famine? - Rauchenberg, Kehinde Wiley, Shepard Fairey.
- Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
- Date: Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27
- Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member - $100
Non-member - $130
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $20.
About the Instructor
Terryl Lawrence, EdD earned her doctorate in the Arts from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida, and is the recipient of many awards, including a national grant in the Humanities. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok's Artist in Exileand has taught photography, drawing and art history in many public and private institutions. She currently teaches Art History and Mythology at Palm Beach State College and Broward College.
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